Clemency (2019)

CHINONYE CHUKWU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  ACE Pictures Entertainment, Bronwyn Cornelius Productions, Big Indie Pictures.   Screenplay by Chinonye Chukwu.   Cinematography by Eric Branco.   Produced by Timur Bekbosunov, Julian Cautherley, Bronwyn Cornelius, Peter Wong.   Music by Kathryn Bostic.   Production Design by Margaux Rust.   Costume Design by Suzanne Barnes.   Film Editing by Phyllis…

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Martian Child (2007)

MENNO MEYJES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Hannah Rachel Production Services, Meradin Zweite Productions.  Screenplay by Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, based on the novel by David Gerrold.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Ed Elbert, David Kirschner, Corey Sienaga.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski. …

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Geostorm (2017)

DEAN DEVLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Electric Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Dean Devlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, John Refoua, Ron Rosen. Gerard Butler plays a…

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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin, based on the stories by Hugh Lofting. Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by…

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The Arrival (1996)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Mexico, 1996.  Live Entertainment, Steelwork Films, Mediaworks.  Screenplay by David Twohy.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita.  Produced by Thomas G. Smith, Jim Steele.  Music by Arthur Kempel.  Production Design by Michael Novotny.  Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo.  Film Editing by Martin Hunter.   B-level science-fiction thriller benefits from a strong story and bouncy visual look, featuring Charlie Sheen as…

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Ghost In The Machine (1993)

RACHEL TALALAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by Paul Schiff.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton, Erica Huggins.  A serial killer dies during an MRI following a near-fatal car crash, and his death during an…

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1992.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Blake Snyder, William Davies, William Osborne. Cinematography by Frank Tidy.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Marie France.  Film Editing by Mark Conte, Lois Freeman-Fox. Sylvester Stallone badly wants to break into a comedy…

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I Am Sam (2001)

JESSIE NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Avery Pix, The Bedford Falls Company, Red Fish Blue Fish Films.  Screenplay by Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Aaron Osborne.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Sean…

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Deep Impact (1998)

MIMI LEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Zanuck/Brown Productions, Manhattan Project.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin.Cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Paul Cichocki, David Rosenbloom.   The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves…

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Along For The Ride (2000)

JOHN KAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Forever Lulu Germany/USA, 2000.  Cinelulu Internationale Filmproduktiongesellshaft mbH and Co. 1 Beteilegung KG, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Green Moon Productions, Loving Lulu Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Boaz Davidson, Abra Edelman, Diane Isaacs, John Thompson.  Music by Serge Colbert.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.  Film…

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Living Out Loud (1998)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Jersey Films, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory, Lynzee Klingman.   Powerful film inspired by Chekhov stories from first-time director and accomplished…

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